The winning artwork by Talya Feldmann will be exhibited at the JMB for two months starting in May
. The DAGESH Art Prize is sponsored by the Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin and the exhibition of the winning artwork is also made possible by the Friends.
The online public awards ceremony
will take place on May 20 at 7 p.m. on YouTube
In her multimedia work, the artist explores the continuities of right-wing terror in Germany from the 1980s to the present. Hearing and listening are essential aspects of the installation, which distances itself from the political instrumentalization of mourning and memory. Feldman's work presents, among others, voice recordings of survivors of right-wing, racist and anti-Semitic violence, families of terror victims and initiatives fighting against right-wing terror. In her work, Feldman opens a panorama of pluralistic memory and makes the diversity of memory and witnessing tangible.
Talya Feldman, born 1990 in Denver, Colorado, is a time-based media artist currently working in Hamburg, Germany. She received a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently studying at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg. Her art has been exhibited in Chicago, New York, Hamburg and most recently by the artist collective Odessa Nomadic in Denver and the Jewish Museum Frankfurt. A survivor of the racist and anti-Semitic attack in Halle on October 9, 2019, Feldman received recognition for her subsequent projects against right-wing terror in collaboration with the activist network NSU-Watch.
The 2021 DAGESH Art Prize will be awarded as part of the festival "TRANSITIONS. Jewish Contemporary Arts" at the JMB.